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If you have ever wanted to try cannabis it’s easier now than ever before especially in the United States. To try cannabis legally all you must do is visit a state that has implemented a legal recreational cannabis program and be at least 21 years of age. For many individuals, especially the ones whom have never tried cannabis the thought of visiting a cannabis dispensary may be overwhelming simply because they know not what to expect. In this expert article, we will look at some of the things that every person should know before they set out on a journey to purchase and consume cannabis in a legal state.

Weed is Not Cheap

This may or may not come as a surprise to some people, but weed it not cheap. This is especially true when it comes to purchasing cannabis in legal state thanks to the outrageous taxes that have been tacked on to legal cannabis sales. In most states with legal cannabis programs you can expect to see taxes in excess of 20% on cannabis. Don’t let this deter you though because the weed is still worth it!

Dispensaries Offer More Than Just Bud

There is more to consuming cannabis than just smoking bud. Thanks to legalization you can now find a multitude of different products that are cannabis based. Some of the products you can expect to see in dispensaries are flowers (buds), edibles, topicals, drinkables, concentrates, and more. This variety offers consumers a choice of products to meet their specific needs. Your budtender at the dispensary will be able to answer any questions you may have about their various product offerings.

There are Three Basic Types of Cannabis Strains

One of the first questions you can expect to hear when you enter into a cannabis dispensary and start to look at the products they offer is “Do you prefer Indicas, Sativas or Hybrids?” It is important to know the differences between these types of strains before visiting a dispensary. Here is a great article that explains the differences between the three!

Not all Dispensaries are the Same

Just like every strain isn’t the same, neither is every dispensary. The dispensaries in Oregon, Colorado, and Washington State differ drastically. Some of the differences include the products offered, the environment, the security, the prices, and the experience you will receive. The differences somewhat depend on the laws of that specific state. One of the differences you will see in Colorado compared to other states is the fact that you are likely to encounter a security guard at the entrance of the dispensary. They are there for the protection of everyone, not to bust you for pot so don’t be scared! Just keep an open mind and you are sure to find that dispensaries are quite kind.

It’s Hard to Find a Place Where You Can Legally Consume

While finding cannabis in these states is quite easy, finding a place where you can legally consume is a different story. In most legal states, there are strict rules about where you can and cannot consume legally. In many cases you have to rent a 420-friendly establishment, stay with friends who are residents of the state, or stay at a resort such as the Bud and Breakfast entities throughout the legal states of the U.S.

I hope that these 5 tips help you to feel more comfortable and relaxed about experiencing what it’s like to legally purchase and consume cannabis in a legal state.

Article courtesy of Expert Contributor: AshleyP from CannaLance (, @CannaLance, @MJWriter87)